Disease Information for Chorioamnionitis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Abdominal Pain while Pregnant
Foul smelling lochia/post partum
Vaginal Discharge
Vaginal Discharge Leukorrhea
Infant Abnormal Cry/Quality
Demographics & Risk Factors
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Adult/all
Population/Female
Population/Female-only/limit
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
C-reactive protein (Lab)
Highly sensitive CRP (LAB)
Interleukin-6/IL-6 levels (Lab)
Serum Amyloid A (SSA)
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
PATH/Uterine Dilatation and curettage/abnormal (D&C)
PATH/Trophoblastic cells/specimen
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Chorioamnionitis
Group B Strep Neonatal Sepsis
Intrauterine death/fetus
Neonatal Sepsis Syndrome
Placenta Abruptio
Septic abortion
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Infection/Purulent/pyogenic/suppurative (ex)
Class
CLASS/Amnion disorder/chorioamnion (ex)
CLASS/Fetal/conceptual products (category)
CLASS/Fetus disorder (ex)
CLASS/Ovary/uterus/female genital (category)
Process
PROCESS/Infected organ/abscess (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Antibiotic
SX/Cesarean
Definition

An inflammatory process involving the chorion, its fetal blood vessels, the umbilical cord, and the amnion by extension of the inflammation, as the amnion itself has no blood supply. This inflammatory process is potentially fatal to mother and fetus.

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